A multi-vehicle accident in Florida highlights the dangers of trucks and exemplifies the tragedy of fatal accidents.
Almost every driver has been in a car crash. It may not be an regular occurrence, but it’s commonplace enough that people don’t always remember how serious the effects can be. A 2011 study by the auto insurance industry estimates that the average driver will file a claim for a crash every 17.9 years. For someone who drives from their late teenage years into retirement, that averages four or more crashes in a lifetime—not including your experience as a passenger.
Car accidents can involve many different subjects. Other cars, and their occupants, are the obvious subject that many people will first consider. But they can also collide with trucks, and motorcycles, and even buildings. Today, we want to focus on two very at-risk groups out on the road: bicyclists and pedestrians.